Heather Robinson

Heather Robinson is a New York-based journalist who has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She maintains the website heatherrobinson.net.

Democracy Delayed


Last week, following its review of documents charging fraud in Iraq’s March 7 elections, an Iraqi court ordered a recount of votes in Baghdad. Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who ran on a platform of Iraqi relations with Israel and counter-terrorism cooperation with other democracies, including the United States, believes this development could produce a fair […]

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Abandoned Under Obama


Earlier this month, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a self-described “Muslim Zionist,” traveled to the U.S. to address audiences in New York City and at Yale University. Publisher of the largest English-language weekly newspaper in Bangladesh, Choudhury has been jailed, beaten, nearly blinded, and is now on trial for his life for his reporting, and for […]

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Iraq’s Maverick


Last month, Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted me by phone from Baghdad with an urgent warning that Iran could be a lot closer to attaining nuclear weapons than most analysts believe. “Do they have an atom bomb? Not yet,” he told me. “Can they build an atom bomb, a dirty bomb? Yes…. Americans believe humans […]

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Liberal Iraqis


I read with great interest William Tucker’s Tuesday column in which he discussed my recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about democracy in Iraq and specifically Mithal al-Alusi, a liberal member of the Iraqi Parliament. In Mr. Tucker’s piece, he compares Mr. al-Alusi to members of a “thin, Westernized elite” in Vietnam “who were […]

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Chavez Held Up Mirror to Liberals


As offensive as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s recent anti-Bush tirade at the United Nations was, his calling President Bush “the devil” was a lot less offensive than modern American liberals who attack our President on a daily basis. When I watched Jon Stewart joke about Chavez’s outburst on The Daily Show, I found myself relieved: […]

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